99 times out of 100
On race day, ninety-nine times out of a hundred it comes down to a competitor making up their mind and deciding they're going to find a way, no matter what, to make it happen.
This remark sounds cliché and trite, but there is merit to this truth.
Success doesn't usually find you on your schedule, and it hardly happens as fast as you want it. However, when the opprtunity presents itself you have to act, without a speck of reservation.
Give yourself a shot to succeed. And maybe you will. But there are no guarantees, ever.
And when success does happen, it is often anticlimactic. There is no riding off into the sunset after the big win.
The meaning of sport, and life, is in the process.
And this is what I'm speaking of when 99 times out of 100 it comes down to a competitor making up their mind and deciding they're going to find a way to discover meaning, not in the outcome, but in the process.
Win. Lose. Or draw.
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm